The West African Examination Council(WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) for both school and private candidates.
The results of school candidates will be despatched to their respective schools through the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Directors of Education, the council announced in a press release signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Mr. John K. Kapi, on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
“The results for Private Candidates can be accessed at the Council’s website www.waecgh.org.”
Moreover, school candidates who so desire, to verify their results according to the Council can access their results online at the Council’s website.
The statement revealed that a total of 600,900 candidates, comprising 300,404 males and 300,496 females from 18,993 participating schools entered for the school examination.
“This figure includes 53 candidates with visual impairment, 366 with hearing impairment and 54 candidates with other special educational needs. The examination was conducted at 2,137 centres across the country. Out of the total number, 3,366 candidates were absent”.
“The BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry figure of 1,839 candidates. This was made up of 942 males and 897 females. Fifteen centres, mostly in their tonal capitals, were used for the conduct of the examination. Out of the total number of candidates who entered for the examination, 61 were absent”.
The council has approved the cancellation of the subject results of 312 school candidates and 3 private candidates for bringing foreign materials, namely, prepared notes, textbooks and printed materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
The council has also approved the cancellation of the entire results of 41 school candidates and 1 private candidate for possession of mobile phones in the examination hall.
In addition to the cancellation of results, the council has withheld the subject results of 180 school candidates and 4 private candidates for various suspected offences.
Furthermore, the entire results of 110 school candidates and 2 private Candidates for various suspected offences have been withheld.
Meanwhile, the scripts of 22,270 candidates, in certain subjects are being scrutinized for reported cases of mass cheating.
According to the council, their results may be cancelled or released based on the outcome of investigations.
Below is the full statement